Amsterdam, Netherlands

Direct Enrollment - Conservatorium van Amsterdam

Study Abroad
Program Options:
Direct Enrollment
Spring, Academic Year, Fall

At a glance


Shared Housing


15 to 18 per Semester

Language of Instruction:

Dutch, English

Language Prerequisites:


Visa Required:


About the Program

You have the opportunity to directly enroll as a fully matriculated student at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (CvA). The CvA is the largest and most diverse music conservatory in the Netherlands, specializing in performance, composition, and theory. Students who are highly motivated, independent, and willing to immerse themselves in this outstanding institution will find great opportunities.

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Take Classes Like a Local

Attend courses with incredible students from all over the world.

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Take Lessons from the Best

Study one-on-one and in a small-group.

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Personalize Your Schedule

With the help of CvA staff.

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Practice in State-of-the-Art Facilities

CvA’s building includes recital halls, classrooms, and practice rooms.

Spring 2024

Program dates:

January 04 - June 01

Application Deadline:

Program Advisor

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Kate Gosson

Once you’ve applied for a program, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️

About the Destination

Why Amsterdam?

As a Music student, you’ll flourish in Amsterdam’s thriving arts environment. Long known as a center for arts and culture, Amsterdam embraces expressions of the human spirit.

Learn More About Amsterdam

Get to Know Your New City

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Cycle Everywhere

Rent or buy a cheap bike and get around Amsterdam the way the Dutch do!

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Enjoy Traditional Dutch Dishes

From coffee to stroopwafels, eating in Amsterdam is a real treat.

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Appreciate Art

Visit world-renown art museums like the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum.

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Swing Out Over Amsterdam

Try riding the swings on the observation deck of the A’DAM Tower.

Fall Ball Abroad in Amsterdam

In Amsterdam, student athletes have the option to add on a baseball or softball training program on top of their coursework. Fall Ball Abroad in Amsterdam provides college baseball and softball players high-quality coaching and access to world-class training facilities.  Students who wish to participate will apply to an IES Abroad Amsterdam program, and once accepted, choose the baseball or softball add-on. We know how important it is to your sports performance to continue working and improving in the offseason. Why not work with international coaches and get stronger in Amsterdam?

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The Student Experience

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A clean bedroom with a window, modern chairs, a bed, a desk, and a television.
  • Shared Housing

Shared Housing

You will live in a shared space with other students or locals. As there are in many major cities, there are plenty of things to do nearby. IES Abroad housing is always in strictly-vetted, safe neighborhoods where it is convenient for students to commute to classes as well as in the surrounding areas.